Loren Zucconi, Sales Manager, is the type of person anyone would want on their team. He is passionate about his work and even goes above and beyond to help out his colleagues, inside and outside of work. With over 16+ years of experience in multiple roles throughout the solar industry, he has demonstrated and proven many sales management skills that he utilizes with his team daily.
Loren currently lives in Oviedo, FL but his hometown is Pittsburgh, PA. He is a Steelers and Penguins fan (“let’s not discuss the Pirates please”). He graduated from Rollins College and was part of the Sandler Sales Presidents Club. He was awarded Employee of the Year while at UMA Solar 2010. His career goal is to retire with 40+ years spent in the solar industry (“and hopefully my kids join my wife and I in the solar industry”).
Loren has many personal interests, hobbies, and side hustles. He is an Assistant Coach for his son’s soccer team. He is an electric vehicle expert, with 6 years of driving EVs and over 75,000 miles under his belt. He designed and installed his own off grid solar system at his home. Lastly, he was a real vinyl DJ a long time ago in Orlando (“My wife said that’s when I was cool”).
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading a bit about Loren. To learn more, please read the questionnaire below.
What is your name?
What department do you work in?
How long have you worked at Soligent?
Almost 1.5 years
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Become a Professional Engineer and own your own engineering firm
What do you do to turn things around when you’re having a bad day?
I reference my dream board and look at the goals I have set for myself
What’s a trip that changed you, and why?
I would have to say my 1st trip to Poland to visit my wife’s family. Seeing the effects of communism and how it impacted my wife and her family was eye opening.
What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year?
My favorite memory was getting to work with Mike Kozlowski again
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I was born on earth day and like to collect numismatic coins
What’s something you saw recently that made you smile?
My son recently got straight A’s that brought a big smile to my face.
What’s something—big or small—that you’re really good at?
I’m pretty good when it comes to solar industry history
What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
The best advise I was given was from a great friend of mine who is a great sales person. He once told me sometimes you just have to say, “NEXT” and move on.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
I received a complement from my daughters friend that my head was as shiny as an apple.
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?
I like to read in my spare time -on many different topics.
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
I’d love to trade places with the president of the US for a day
What three words would your friends use to describe you?
Honest, Ethical and Trustworthy
What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
Attending various children sporting activities or at the grocery store.
Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
Some people tell me I should try stand up comedy.
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?
Night Sky, Calculator and my Fordpass App for my car Ford Mustang Mach-E!
What’s your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?
Hockey- Pittsburgh Penguins
What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
What’s one song or artist that you’re embarrassed to admit you like?
What’s the first concert you ever went to?
The greatful dead
What’s your favorite TV show—the one you’re always watching on repeat?
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
None, I’m not a singer lol
What fictional place would you most like to visit?
What’s the top destination on your must-visit list?
What’s one totally irrational fear that you have?
Tight spaces like in a rocket capsule or a submersible underwater vehicle